wsws (2018-10-16). "National crisis" facing UK National Health Service as deficits grow. wsws.org The budget deficits are the outcome of a systemic attack on a public health service provider with the intent of bringing the 70-year-old institution into private hands.

Dautch for DA (2018-10-16). Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Endorses Leif Dautch for San Francisco District Attorney. indybay.org Latest prominent endorsement fuels grassroots campaign for District Attorney.

Zero Hedge (2018-10-15). Scientists Freak Out Over Pandemic Potential of Genetically Engineered Smallpox. globalresearch.ca Following the release of a paper earlier this year which describes how researchers stitched together segments of DNA in order to revive horsepox — a previously eradicated virus, scientists have been flipping out over the possibility that bad actors may ...

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-10-15). GOP Candidate Invents Fake Washington Post Fact Check to Cover Up His Awful Record on Health Care. alternet.org GOP Rep. Dave Brat issued a press release that the Washington Post had found his Democratic opponent, Abigail Spanberger, had lied about him. The Washington Post did not say that. | House Republicans are desperate to throw off Democratic attacks alleging they voted to kick poor and sick people off of their health insurance — which is difficult, because they very. . .

Alexandra Tempus (2018-10-14). Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care'. progressive.org "Many liberals and progressives who don't buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA."

Joel A. Harrison (2018-10-12). The Case for a Non-Profit Single-Payer Healthcare System. counterpunch.org Introduction Our current fragmented, dysfunctional, for-profit health care system is broken. Internationally we rank poorly in both process and outcomes; yet, we are by far the most expensive health care system in the world. Not only we do we not get a bang for our bucks; but for many of us from a moral perspective More

Human Rights Watch (2018-10-12). Czech Transgender Sterilization Law Violates Right to Health. hrw.org Participants hold a giant rainbow flag during the Prague Pride Parade where thousands marched through the city centre in support of gay rights, in Czech Republic, August 13, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | A policy in the Czech Republic forci...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-12). Decades After Taking Henrietta Lacks's Cells Without Consent, Johns Hopkins Names Building After Her. democracynow.org Johns Hopkins University has announced plans to name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman who permanently changed modern medicine nearly 70 years ago when it was discovered that her cells could live forever. These "immortal cells" have helped scientists produce remedies for numerous diseases, including the first polio vaccine, that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. But Lacks's cells were taken without her consent when she was a patient at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in 1951. For decades, the woman whose cells would transform modern medicine was unknown. Instead,...

aclu (2018-10-11). Jury Sends Wisconsin a $780,000 Bill for Denying Health Care to Two Transgender Workers. aclu.org A growing number of courts are ruling that transgender public employees should have access to transition-related health care. | Shannon Andrews just helped bring comprehensive health care coverage to transgender state employees across Wisconsin. Even more reassuring, she proved that average Americans understand that discrimination against transgender people comes with a cost. | Shannon supervises a cancer research lab at the University of Wisconsin. Like other state employees, she gets health care insurance through the state. But as a transgender woman, Shannon faced state rules that specifically excluded coverag...

Glenn Greenwald (2018-10-11). Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon's Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West's Hospitalization. theintercept.com Just four months after the tragic suicide of their own colleague, Anthony Bourdain, CNN promotes a dangerous segment that weaponizes mental health struggles for cheap political gain.

aclu (2018-10-11). Washington Supreme Court Abolishes the Death Penalty. aclu.org Washington is now the 20th state to abolish capital punishment as the public continues to sour on the barbaric practice. | On Oct. 11, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously struck down the death penalty as unconstitutional, ruling the "death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased matter" and "it fails to serve any legitimate penological goal." The death penalty is a punishment that is as flawed as it is final, and as the Washington high court acknowledges, one plagued by racial bias and arbitrariness.

RT (2018-10-10). Trump savages Medicare for All, as more Americans embrace socialism. rt.com President Trump once again lambasted the idea of socialized healthcare, as Medicare for All becomes a mainstream Democrat position and more and more Americans warm to the idea of socialism. |
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John Nichols (2018-10-10). Medicare for All Is Officially Winning. thenation.com Medicare for All Is Officially Winning...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Mental Health Experts Demand Psychological Assessment of Kavanaugh for Drinking, Instability. democracynow.org Donald Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally Tuesday, casting doubt on her claims that Brett Kavanaugh had tried to rape her in high school, just days after calling her a very credible witness. As the FBI continues its investigation into Dr. Blasey Ford's claims, a group of mental health experts are calling for Kavanaugh to undergo a full psychological and substance abuse assessment before the Senate votes on his confirmation. We speak with Dr. Bandy Lee of the Yale School of Medicine, the lead author of a letter titled "Mental Health Experts Urge Examination Based on Warning Signs in Kavanaugh...

Democracy Now! (2018-10-03). Is Donald Trump Mentally Fit to Be President? Dr. Bandy Lee Questions Trump's Capacity to Govern. democracynow.org As questions swirl around Brett Kavanaugh's eligibility to join the Supreme Court, some are asking if President Donald Trump should have had the power to nominate him in the first place. We speak with Dr. Bandy Lee, forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, about Trump's mental state and the possibility of removing him from office using the 25th Amendment. Dr. Lee is an internationally recognized expert on violence. She is the editor of the best-selling book, "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."

Democracy Now! (2018-10-04). Headlines for October 4, 2018. democracynow.org As FBI Probe Wraps Up, Senate Could Vote on Kavanaugh on Saturday, Key GOP Senators Criticize Trump for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford, Over 1,200 Law Professors Sign Letter Opposing Kavanaugh Nomination, U.N.: Yemen Sees 10,000+ New Cases of Cholera Every Week, Trump Suggests Saudi Monarchy Would Collapse Without U.S. Support, Saudi Dissident Journalist Missing After Visit to Consulate in Turkey, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Teenager at Gaza Protest, U.S. Quits 1955 Iran Treaty After U.N. Court Rules Against Sanctions, Judge Halts Termination of Protected Status for 300,000 Immigrants, Report: DHS Was Unprepar...

Dave Zirin (2018-10-01). Edge of Sports: A Sports World Worth Fighting For. progressive.org If we expand access as well as attitudes toward sports—having people be healthier, happier, and better-adjusted through exercise—that alone could trigger a tremendous change in our society.

TeleSur English (2018-09-24). China's Arch of Peace Vessel Docks in Venezuela for Health Mission. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese hospital ship has arrived in Venezuela as part of the recently signed agreements between the nations.

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